Meet Factory is a recognizable brand

Michal Brenner & Zuzana Jakalova

In terms of public I think we are a kind of a brand that is really recognizable within the cultural landscape of the city. The Meet Factory has had a 7-year tradition but for example the music venue only has a 4-year tradition. But it has already become a one of the most looked-for clubs within the music or club landscape. And Michal has managed to bring many interesting bands that have build up let’s say status for the Meet Factory.

The same thing with galleries. We have raised for the past years. We have raised the visitors from around 70 people coming for an exhibition opening up to 350. The same thing happened when we introduced the Public House, which is the one night event but became from 600 to 1200 visitors. And the same thing with the Museum Night with over 3000 people coming for that one evening. So I think, we are quite visible and well recognizable for the dramaturgy and for what we do even though it is an alternative.

Yes, we are not really in the center. We are on the outskirt of Prague’s center, which is an advantage and disadvantage. I mean in Prague there is a city regulation that you cannot make much noise after 10pm. And since we do not really have any neighbours, we can do as much noise as we can. But on other hand we are a kind of lacking the surroundings. We are not a like community center or like a neighbourhood center because there is not pretty much any neighbourhood around here. So we have to bring over the people from the center every time for every event, which sometimes is the struggle. The people are really lazy to come from roots. But it really depends on the programme and we really are profiled in the alternative, new art, new artists, fresh things. So we kind of succeeded in that.

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Michal Brenner is in charge of Music Department, Zuzana Jakalova is in charge of Artist in Residence Department at Meet factory in Prague, Czech Republic.

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